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KWK exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing, 4-14 Aug

A contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea:

Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing

Participating Artists: HaYoung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park, Meekyoung Shin
Venue: The Creative Industries Centre, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5BP
Admission FREE. Exhibition open: Tue 4 – Fri 14 August, 11am – 4pm
Preview: Monday, August 3, 2015 (For invited guests)

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The title of this exhibition is taken from a poem by South Korea’s most cherished poet, Ko Un, who was described by Allen Ginsberg as ‘a force of nature’. According to Ginsberg, Ko Un combined the wisdom of a “Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian and a naturalist historian”.

“Rain Doesn’t Fall for Nothing” invites us to consider questions about our human impact upon the globe as a species, possibly destructive, but also to reflect on how there could be an alternative, non-aggressive, more life-enhancing approach, derived from Buddhist and Eastern spirituality.

Using various media, the acclaimed Korean artists, Ha Young Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park and Meekyoung Shin will question the problems inherent to the Western perception of reality, based on its classical Enlightenment methods of thought. In contrast, they will offer an interpretation and representation of reality, filtered through their own sensibilities and sense of otherness.

The fusion between these approaches provides a renewed understanding of the states of mind that accompany our lives: how to live on earth and how to belong to that reality that still puzzles us.

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